plastic edging and side staking

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Old 05-22-02, 11:32 AM
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Question plastic edging and side staking

I have a lot of edging to install between flower beds and lawn. Currently there is no edging and the bark from the flower bed constantly encroaches into the lawn. I am using heaving plastic edging. Someone suggested that I should use long metal spikes for anchoring instead of the plastic stakes that they recommend because of the cost of the plastic stakes.

I am in WI and there is freeze/thaw happening. I have heard from other people that the anchors do very little, although I don't want to save $50 today if it will ruin the look of my edging in a few years. Does anyone have any experience as to the usefulness of side staking plastic edging?

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Old 05-22-02, 12:38 PM
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The only thing to be careful about using plastic edging strip is not to run over with a lawnmower or to wack it with a weedwacker.
It's a very durable and strong plastic; and most of all it's very affordable. I recommend using metal stakes due to durability and strength. Make sure the stakes are offset(meaning do not hammer them in straight down).
Good Luck!!
 
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